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  • Acorn TV hires int'l manager
    US streaming service Acorn TV, owned by AMC Networks, has hired a new general manager of its international division.
  • Channel 5 takes ABC's Pulse
    Viacom-owned UK terrestrial Channel 5 has picked up an Australian medical drama from ABC Commercial to add to its streaming service, My5.
  • Asian streamers stock up at DRG
    Pan-Asian streaming service iflix and Singapore-based streamer iwonder have bought a host of series from NENT Group-owned UK distributor DRG.
  • ITVSGE takes first look at Alchemy
    ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with the fledgling drama production outfit set up by former The Forge exec Kate Sinclair earlier this year.
  • MipTV in bunker as Mipcom unbundled
    Reed Midem has confirmed radical structural changes to its annual MipTV event, including ending the controversial policy of forcing distributors to attend the market in order to maintain their spot for fellow Cannes conference Mipcom.
  • Television on standby
    The place of UK pubcasters is being challenged by US streamers, while producers continue to benefit from a production boom. But Brexit looms on the horizon.
  • BritBox 'too late' to challenge Netflix
    Media industry analysts and experts have voiced doubts over the ability of forthcoming BBC and ITV SVoD service BritBox to compete against Netflix, with one arguing it is “too little too late.”
  • The Orville S3 to land on Hulu exclusively
    Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi TV show The Orville will disappear from US broadcast network Fox and become available exclusively on streaming service Hulu for its third season.
  • ZDFE, Tuvalu's One Bad Apple tempts NENT
    Nordic entertainment company NENT Group has joined Germany's ZDF Enterprises and UK-based Tuvalu Entertainment as a partner on supernatural drama series One Bad Apple.
  • AMC gives NOS4A2 second run
    US cablenet AMC has renewed supernatural horror series NOS4A2, starring Zachary Quinto, for a second season.
  • NBCU hires Helwig for scripted
    NBCUniversal International Studios has hired Lost in Space and Hellboy producer Mark Helwig as its executive VP of scripted.
  • South African Bridge in the works
    The deal will see Cape Town-based Both Worlds seek a broadcast partner to create a South African/Zimbabwean version of the international series.
  • ATV – Austria
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Austria’s ATV has delivered significant growth on the back of an extensively revamped schedule and an expanding local slate.
  • Ford stands down at NPACT
    John Ford, the general manager of US non-fiction producers' organisation NPACT, is stepping down from his role.
  • Int’l broadcasters Keep Faith in BBC drama
    Fox in Germany, Globosat in Brazil and Elisa Viihde in Finland are among the international broadcasters to have acquired season two of BBC drama Keeping Faith.
  • ITV, BBC announce BritBox UK launch
    UK broadcasters ITV and the BBC will launch their joint streaming service BritBox in the UK in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Australia's Jungle spreads into feature films
    Australian TV comedy and drama prodco Jungle Entertainment is branching into feature films for the local and international markets.
  • ARD, All3 team up for Dutch crime drama
    German pubcaster ARD and UK distributor All3Media International have co-commissioned a procedural detective series set in Amsterdam and agreed pre-sales with European broadcasters.
  • WarnerMedia reboots Gossip Girl
    WarnerMedia in the US is rebooting teen drama series Gossip Girl for its HBO Max streaming service.
  • Netflix shares slide as US subs falter
    Netflix has seen its first drop in US subscribers and added fewer international customers than expected, causing its stock price to fall.
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